Chemar Holder finds wisdom in the words of his hero Curtly Ambrose

By April 02, 2020

With 405 wickets in 98 Tests at an average of 20.99, Antigua’s Sir Curtly Ambrose is an icon of the sport. He also happens to be an inspiration for Barbadian fast bowler Chemar Holder.

The 22-year-old Holder who took 36 wickets during the recent West Indies Championships tells Sportsmax.TV that while he was growing up, the lanky Antiguan great was one of his heroes.

“From (I was) young it was Sir Curtly. Even now it’s Sir Curtly. I met him a few times. We spoke and he gave me some good advice so I am still working hard at my game every time I play and I take his advice in every game,” Holder told Sportsmax.TV.

He also reveals the best bit of advice he has received from the now-retired fast-bowling great, which he said came in handy in a couple of games this past season.

“The best advice he gave me is that every day is not going to be the same. You will come one day and bowl good and only get one wicket, or you might not get any and then you will come another day and think that you’re struggling and end up taking five wickets, so just keep working hard and take the game seriously all the time,” Holder revealed.

That advice he said served him well in the Barbados Pride’s first game against the Windward Islands Volcanoes in St. Vincent when his length was off and then against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in St Kitts where he struggled with his run up.

He failed to take a wicket against the Volcanoes and only three against the Hurricanes.

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